Ryuichi Sakamoto's 1981 LP 'Hidari Ude No Yume' Finally Getting Wide Release
A reissue will finally make the original version of the album widely available outside of Japan
Published Sep 15, 2020A rare album from Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto will finally makes its way across the ocean, as 1981's Hidari Ude No Yume (which translates as Left Handed Dream) will be getting reissued by WEWANTSOUNDS on November 13.
Hidari Ude No Yume was recorded in Tokyo in 1981, and a label announcement notes that it was Sakamoto's stab at a pop-oritented album. British artist Robin Scott co-produced, King Crimson member (and David Bowie/Talking Heads collaborator) Adrian Belew played guitar, and various Yellow Magic Orchestra members and associates contributed.
Aside from a small run of records in the Netherlands in 1981, this marks the first time Hidari Ude No Yume has been pressed in its original form outside of Japan. A prior European version on Epic contained different tracks.
Hidari Ude No Yume will be reissued on vinyl and as a double CD with a full instrumental mix. It has been newly remastered from the original tapes by Bernie Grundman. It's available to pre-order from WEWANTSOUNDS.